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Wall Mounted Faux Succulent Planter

To avoid my brown thumb getting any darker, but acknowledging my love of incorporating greenery into my decor, I built a wall mounted faux succulent planter for the inside! NO…. just kidding! I didn´t actually built it… it only needed some paint and fiddling here and there. Super easy. You know me.



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Last week I talked about getting ready for fall… or not getting ready for fall. Anyways. It´s about my challenge to breathe and take it slow, not hurry into the next season without having enjoyed every little bit of the last one. You can read more about that here. So, with that being out there and in mind, I started this little wall mounted faux succulent planter.

The me from last year would´ve put orange and brown fall leaves and twigs into the planter and used it as a fall centerpiece perhaps. Which would look lovely I´m absolutely sure and I might even still do that to in a month or two! But this year´s me, right now, in the middle of August,  opted for green faux succulents and faux ferns instead. And I went out of my absolute comfort zone by adding a mustard touch to the paint! It is Annie Sloan’s “Arles” and I really have a thing for the colour right now. And it does remind me a bit of the traditional fall, but not totally.

I can see it taking over a lot of spots in my living room and I think it looks lovely with blues and whites and greens.


Wall Mounted Faux Succulent Planter


But now onto this wall mounted planter! I found the wooden thingy, or wooden board with holes in it, at, you guessed it, Goodwill. $2!  And it fit perfectly in my suitcase, lol!


wall mounted faux succulent planter kreativk.net


You know what it was or supposed to be used for? I don´t and who cares, right? So many possibilities…


wall mounted faux succulent planter kreativk.net


I gave it lots of brushes of white chalky paint, and when those were dry, I added the to me mustard looking tone “Arles” from Annie Sloan!  Then, after that dried, which it did in minutes, because I used the dry brush technique, I added some more of the “old white” chalky paint.

So when the planter itself was ready, I prepared the filling aka faux greenery. Below you see what I used and how:


wall mounted faux succulent planter kreativk.net


I wanted it to be as light as possible, and the wooden planter is not heavy at all. So putting jars inside wasn´t an option. Maybe for a future centerpiece yes, but not to go on the wall. So that´s why I used the plastic cups.

I simply hot guled the little cups into the planter. And then hung it on the wall…


wall mounted faux succulent planter kreativk.net



wall mounted faux succulent planter kreativk.net



wall mounted faux succulent planter kreativk.net



wall mounted faux succulent planter kreativk.net



wall mounted faux succulent planter kreativk.net


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wall mounted faux succulent planter kreativk.net


So what do you think of this planter? Any other ideas for it? I´d love to hear. And how about that awsome colour! You like it?

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  • Keri
    31/08/2017 at 17:26

    What?!! That’s amazing!!! Seriously this wall planter is awesome sauce Katrin!! I want one. 😉 I like the mustard color you incorporated into it. Great job!

    • Katrin
      02/09/2017 at 14:14

      I´m happy you like it Keri, it was a fun find for cheap!

  • Amber Harrop
    22/08/2017 at 23:59

    It looks so real and I would love this in my kitchen Katrin

    • Katrin
      23/08/2017 at 16:37

      Thanks so much 🙂 I think it´d look lovely in a kitchen as well!!

  • Leanna
    22/08/2017 at 08:18

    Super quaint Katrin and perfectly your style. If I lived where you lived I would skip fall and keep summer before going straight to Halloween lol.

    • Katrin
      22/08/2017 at 12:14

      It is really hard to get into fall mood here when it´s still above 30 degrees and knowing that it won´t change until after Halloween, lol! But I¨m getting there slowly… Thanks for the visit Leanna 🙂

  • Sandra L Garth
    18/08/2017 at 01:07

    My goodness where do these creative ideas come from! I have no idea what it was in its previous life, but you transformed into something beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story and we hope you will join us again next week.

    • Katrin
      18/08/2017 at 08:39

      Thank you so much Sandra! I still wonder what it must have served as or been 😉 Who knows!

  • Kimm at Reinvented
    17/08/2017 at 13:31

    That has such a cool look to it. I love the distressing you did. Great idea using plastic cups to keep it light.
    Thanks for sharing at Waste Not Wednesday.

    • Katrin
      17/08/2017 at 21:38

      I´m really liking the colour too, Thank you Kimm!! 🙂

  • Laurie
    16/08/2017 at 04:26

    Katrin, The mix of the two colors works so well and makes for such a pretty distressed look. Very creative to hang the planter on the wall. Looks marvelous! Love it.

    • Katrin
      16/08/2017 at 14:34

      Thanks Laurie, I really like the two colors combined 🙂

  • Michelle
    15/08/2017 at 15:23

    Well you sure don’t have a brown thumb when it comes to decorating and making exquisitely beautiful things Katrin. You were born with that magic touch. The succulent planter looks lovely and that mustard color combined with white makes the wooden thingy look like warm weathered wood. That’s a really pretty combination and would look great no matter which colors of decor items you add. I hope the Summer feeling lasts as long as you need it too you my friend

    • Katrin
      15/08/2017 at 16:50

      Aw Thank you sweet friend, I appreciate it! I hope your summer starts real real soon and that you feel better 🙂

  • Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled
    15/08/2017 at 13:44

    So cool! I love anything with succulents. Whatever that “thing” is, it looks great on the wall! Visiting from Brag About It.

    • Katrin
      15/08/2017 at 16:49

      hahaha, thank you so much Victoria, I like how it looks a lot 🙂

  • Marie
    15/08/2017 at 01:42

    You always come up with the most clever ideas, Katrin! Love this idea and it looks so good on top of your armoire. Pinned 🙂

    • Katrin
      15/08/2017 at 16:47

      Aw Thanks so much Marie 🙂

  • Debrashoppeno5
    14/08/2017 at 23:31

    I agree about rushing into fall. The faux succulent planter is a perfect transition look. I have no idea what the item you bought was originally but it sure looks good now.

    • Katrin
      15/08/2017 at 16:47

      Thank you so much Debra, I like the transition too and it can so easily be changed up too.

  • Ellen
    14/08/2017 at 18:03

    Another splendid trash to treasure transformation! I don’t know what it was in it’s former life, but it is perfect in it’s present one. Loving the idea of a mounted planter, very kreative! The new color is a lovely addition too. Thank-you for this easy craft, now to find that wooden thingy.

    • Katrin
      15/08/2017 at 16:46

      Thank you so much! I have no idea what it was used for before, I guess maybe a candle holder or something similar… I´m not sure. But it sure was a fun transformation!

  • Linda at Mixed Kreations
    14/08/2017 at 15:22

    What a simple project, yet so lovely! Haven’t a clue what it was used for. I run across a lot of thing at Goodwill that I haven’t a clue what’s its for. But you have a good eye, you turned that unknown item into something beautiful!

  • Mary
    14/08/2017 at 10:48

    Katrin I know what you mean about not wanting to rush it. As much as I love fall, it’s kind of hard to decorate fall with all the heat out there. I love this pretty solution and I think you can absolutely change it up in a month and add faux plants that are more fallish. Love that you can hang this up on the wall too, it makes for great wall art.

    • Katrin
      14/08/2017 at 15:37

      It is, hey? Living in the South, all those fall vibes just don´t happen so naturally, lol! I am planning to change it up later on, yes, and it´ll be an easy thing to do. Thanks for stopping by 🙂